Bout a month and my seniors will leave the nest. I don't feel like I've done much to influence their lives. I think that comes with time if at all. Not everyone can be a keystone. That said, I made it through.
Found out that next year I'll be teaching exclusively senior English. It means that I have one prep which is good but there is a risk of boredom. This is already a concern as I've felt bored with the kids this year. I know I can't always be entertaining or fascinating but I do want to try and makes things a more fun experience for the kids next year.
Speaking of kids, BB has been doing pretty well and just started karate lessons. We're trying to incentivize his tutoring but it's difficult. I think we have to downsize his homework at this point-again. His kindergarten teacher is wary of burnout and says that some backsliding over the summer is normal, so don't make homework a warzone. He got some adorable graduation photos done a couple weeks ago!
The hubs and I are doing well. Been on a bit of a health-awareness campaign. Can't say kick because we haven't changed our diets or anything but we did join a gym. Although I must say that so far I've been that loaf that trudges and barely sweats. Right now just getting out there is a goal met. He's concerned about a coronary while I'm more concerned about muscle mass and finally fitting into some fleece lined jeans.
Life in general has been... conflicted. I find myself managing all right with some mild anxiety most days but that means a lot of TV or dozing. I haven't been up on my stitching or getting out (always a challenge for me). It makes me wonder about switching my meds so I'm not as sleepy. That also concerns me because I'd be worried about being able to get to sleep without my tranquilizing drug. If anytime, it'd be during the summer I'd want to experiment with my regimen. So we shall see.
We have several things planned for the summer already! Memorial Day weekend we're visiting my brother-in-law and his family in Idaho. June we see my parents and then we see them again in July. July BB and I will travel back to WA for a nearly two-week visit and then once we get back the hubs's parents will be coming down to UT to visit us. Then in August we plan on taking BB to LEGOland and the San Diego zoo etc.! All that and gardening and naps in the heat (on a protective sun-proof porch). Looking forward to it.
Not looking forward to the inevitable anxiety worrying about next year though. Going from 1/2 time to 3/4 time will be a step up and I'll be getting up early 5 days a week instead of 2-3. I know the structure will be good for me... I worry about any exercise regimen I will have developed over the summer though. I do think the exercise gives me energy...
Anyway. This post is long enough! Let me know what you've been up to and how you are doing!
Love and hugs.